I was “unschooled” and I never took the S.A.T or the A.C.T in High school!!?
However, in my country, you can still go to University without taking any of the standard end-of-school/tertiary entrance exams. Here, they call it “special entry” and it means that some Universities will ask you to take their own entrance tests and others will accept you based on your “life experiences” (volunteer work, part time jobs, sports activities, personal achievements etc).
My 24 yr old brother and 19 yr old sister are both studying at Uni here now despite being unschooled all their lives so, yep, it can definitely be done…in some places at least.
Anyway I was just thinking that maybe you should get in touch with those Uni’s you’re considering and ask if they can offer you anything similar.
You can do everything now to get into university. Find out the admissions requirements for the school you want to attend and make up a transcript of “classes” you’ve completed, do whatever else you need for admission, and that should do it.
Best of luck to you 😀
Every university has a special procedure for “non-traditional” students. While you’re still “college age”, you are older than most incoming freshman and have the unique circumstance of no SAT/ACT scores.
I would contact the admissions office of the college(s) you want to attend and find out their policy. More than likely they have them posted on their website also. Again, you might want to look under non-traditional student or adult learner.
There’s always the online course options, too.
The university will still accept you, once you take the test and fill out an application. Good luck
Additional info: The ACT takes $30, for the test and to have the results sent to four colleges. You may pay $8 to have results sent to an additional two colleges, and another $12 maybe, if you want to take the written part.
There are options, you could study on your own and take the tests as soon as you feel you are prepared for them. You could go to Community College for a while and then see if you can transfer to the University, you could also go to Community College AND take the SAT or ACT test when you are prepared for it. Personally, I think Community College would be a good starting point, it would let you get used to the classroom environment WHILE preparing to take whatever entrance exam you might be asked for.
They cost about $300 each to take and you can take them at a variety of places.
All colleges, however, will make you take a proficency test of Math and English skills. Some colleges will place you in Math and English coursese based on the results, some will reject you if you don’t meet the grade.
Look on line for ACT at ACT ( if the schools you are going to give you a choice take the ACT) and SAT at college board.
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